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Rhubarb: The Wondrous Drug

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By: CM Foust

376 pages, 6 b/w photos, 2 tabs

Princeton University Press

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #16555 | ISBN: 0691087474
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This Asian plant, with mysterious cathartic powers, spurred many European trade expeditions, and remarkable efforts by botanists, gardeners and pharmacists to adapt it for convenient use in Europe. This is an analysis of the discovery, use and adaptation of this plant.

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